Tuesday May 19th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers Stadium…Task Force Committee-Propose 1.1B-Stadium…Potential make $1.4B-Revenue yearly…City-County each put in $121M…Ask Chargers $300M….NFL $200M…Charge $10M-Year Rent…Raise $225M-Sale adjacent Qualcomm land…Raise $125M-PSL-Upper deck-Luxury Boxes…PSL fees could range from $1,000 to $3,500 per seat… $1.5M-Rent from-SDSU-Bowl Games…Retain right to sell other 136-acres for additional developments….Fans would pay $5.00 surcharge on tickets…$2.00 surcharge on parking..City would also retire $52M-back bonds owned on Q-convert that to new money for new stadium… No Public Vote-no Taxpayer money included…Mayor wants negotiations to begin June 1st. .
  • Chargers…Would receive 50% PSL ($60M)…Naming rights ($135M) over 20Years…All revenue from Club seats…Signage in Stadium.($25M)…No cost operating Stadium-to be run by Joint City-County Authority.
  • Stadium…to be built by Meis Architects-designed NFL Stadiums in Cincinnati-Philadlephia and new AS-Roma soccer stadium in Italy….65,000-seat Stadium to be built 28′ below ground level…Field-Lower Bowl will be below ground…..Fabric cover around top of stadium-sun shields…100-Skyboxes….10,000 Additional End Zone seats for Super Bowl (75,000) seating…30-month construction plan…Turn shovel January 2017-Open 2020
  • Dean Spanos…In midst of Stadium press conference-he announces he is turning over day-to-day business control to 36Y-son AG at President…then later Monday nite, Spanos hires ex-49ers President Carmen Policy to oversee the ‘Carson project’-begging the question is Spanos playing both sides against the middle-does he really want to stay in San Diego, or does he just want to rake in the money.
  • St Louis…9-Alderman are demanding Public Funding proposal for $450M-public money for new Rams Stadium be put up for vote…Task force they don’t need vote because it is not new tax-but rather extension of current Bonding Proposal already in place for old TWA-Dome…Stadium cost is $950M.
    Minnesota…Vikings owner Zigi Wulf ups his contribution to new Metrodome to ($366M).
    St Louis..David Peacock-head of Stadium Consortium says Rams owner Stan Kroenke has refused to meet-negotate with City-County-State officials..he wants NFL intervention.
  • NFL Owners Meetings…Vote on changing PAT rule….Place ball 1Y-line for 2-point conversion…survey shows 60% plays run from 1-wind up as scores….Place ball at 15Y for PAT kicks-making it a 32Y-kick….Leave ball at 2Y-line current rule.
    Boston..Report Patriots owner Robert Kraft so angry at Roger Goodell-he may remove himself from NFL Committees he works on.
  • Chargers..Sign FA-OT-Joe Barksdale-starter with Rams
  • 49ers…Retires-DE-Justin Smith-ends long successful career.
  • Cowboys..Release TE-Jed Collins-ex Lions.
  • Patriots..Release WR-Devin Gardner-ex Michigan QB
  • Buffalo..Bills may release QB-EJ Manuel is play continues to regress…1st round pick has been with team just 2-seasons-lost starting job.
  • Dallas..TE-Jason Witten-an outspoken advocate for abused women…having problems with DE-Greg Hardy becoming a teammate.
  • Denver..DE-Shane Ray-1st round pick…ailing with Turf Toe-may be held out of OTAs.
  • Arizona..RB-David Johnson-Northern Iowa-very impressive
  • Steelers…Sign 3CBs-college-had 29-interceptions last year.
  • Saints..Visit FA-DE-Da’Quan Bowers-ex Tampa lst round pick…TE-Chase Coffman-ex
  • Bengals…OT-Paul McQuistan-ex Cowboys
  • Saints..Sign FA-WR-Josh Morgan-ex-Raven.
  • Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Brandon Spikes-Bills…Release CB-Chimdei Chukwa
  • Redskins..Sign FA-QB-Hutson Mason-UGeorgia
  • Chiefs..Workout FA-QBs- Bo Wallace-Ole Miss…Chris Bonner-Colo State-Pueblo….Chris Sokol-Louisiana Tech
  • Montreal-CFL…Alouettes sign FA-QB-Rakeem Cato-record setting (124TD) Marshall University-undrafted
  • Miami..Signs QB-Ryan Tannehill (6Y-$96M) extension
  • Seattle…DT-Jesse Williams diagnosed with cancerous tumor-kidney.
  • Hamilton TiCats…LB-Adrian Robinson passes away (25Y).committed suicide-hanging..had spent time with Broncos-Steelers-Chargers last couple of years.
  • Steelers..Hire Rick Reiprish-College scouting director-Saints.
  • Bears..Hire Joe Douglas-Ravens-National Scouting director…Anthony Kelly-Denver-Pro Scouting.
  • Virginia..3-QBs-Transfer Out…Greyson Lambert-last year starter asks for release…QB-Corwin Cutter-top recruit-leaves for Hutchinson Community College…Dave Watford-veteran backup-transfers to Hampton University….7-QB left program in last 4-years.

Baseball

  • Padres-Cubs…James Shields (5-0)-vs-Jason Hammell….Padres lost 3-in row…Cubs won 6-of-7….Cubs-Anthony Rizzo (.344-8HR)…Kris Bryant (.291-4HR)…Jorge Soler-Starlin Castro (.273)…Managed by free spirit Joe Maddon.
  • Padres…El Paso manager Pat Murphy takes personal leave-reports GM-AJ Preller blocked him from interviewing for coaching job with Milwaukee Brewers on Craig Counsell staff…Murphy (168-157) managing in Padres farm system…former head coach at Arizona State.
  • Dodgers-Giants…Carlos Frias (3-0) 2.89-vs-Tim Hudson..Dodgers (24-13) on season..Giants won (11-of-16) after bad start.
  • Angels-L-Toronto (10-6)..Jose Bautista HR-3RBI…Angels waste HRs Pujols-Freese-Ianetta
    Halos-Blue Jays..Hector Santiago-vs-Drew Hutchinson tonite.
  • Astros-L-Athletics..Brett Lawrie RBI-single
  • Mets-W-Cardinals..John Mayberry RBI in 14th for Mets win.
  • Tigers-L-Brewers..Carlos Gomez-Aramis Ramirez solo HRs
  • Marlins-L-Diamondbacks..David Peralta RBI-double in 13th.
  • Indians-L-White Sox..Corey Kluber strikes out 12-loses…Has (30-strikeouts) last 2-starts.
  • Rockies-L-Phillies..Ryan Howard RBI-single..Odubel Herrera 2R-single for Phillies.
  • Colorado-Washington..Trade Talks involving Troy Tulowitzki for young Nationals pitching.
  • Red Sox..Assign Cuban OF-Yoan Moncada to Class A-Sarasota.
  • Tigers..P-Justin Verlander-45Pitch-Bullpen session..out since spring training with tricep injury.
  • Orioles..DL-P-Bud Norris-Bronchitis
  • Brewers..Carlos Gomez-OF-examined for concussion-hit in helmet by 97mph fastball.’
  • Yankees..Masahiro Tanaka-29-pitch simulated game-no setbacks-forearm.
  • Marlins..GM-Dan Jennings takes over as Manager replacing fired Jeffrey Loria.
  • Yankees..Criticism of defense-Chase Headley (8E)…Yankees upset at scheduling 30G-in-31 days.

Basketball

  • Clippers..Owner Steve Ballmer-profanity laced lockeroom tirade after team knocked out of playoffs by Houston.
  • Clippers..Doc Rivers-Priority to re-sign FA-C-DeAndre Jordan-7Y-veteran…must upgrade bench….Rivers criticized for not dealing to add Paul Pierce-Trevor Ariza-Aaron Afflalo when available last off season.
  • Lakers..NBA Draft Lottery tonite…Lakers wind up in top 5-they retain pick…if fall 6-to-9-must trade pick as part of Steve Nash deal.
  • NYKnicks..Have best chance of getting either 1st or 2nd picks after (17-65) season.
    New Orleans..Permission to interview Alvin Gentry-longtime NBA assistant-ex head coach Suns-Clippers.
  • Golden State-Houston..Open Western Conference final tonite…Splash Brothers (Curry-Klay Thompson) vs Clinch City (Harden-Dwight Howard).
  • Cleveland-Atlanta..Eastern Conference finals open tomorrow.
  • SDSU..Meet with controversial F-Shaqquan Aaron-Louisville-considering transferring..suspended 9G-last year by Rick Pitino.
  • WNBA…Brittany Grimes-ex-Baylor star-7Game Suspension for Domestic Abuse arrest with female fiancĂ©e.

Hockey

  • Ducks-Blackhawks…Anaheim goes for 2nd straight playoff win tonite
    NY Rangers-L-Tampa Bay….Tyler Johnson scores 3-goals…Lightning blow game open in 3rd period-at Madison Square Garden to take home ice advantage awasy from NY…G-Ben Bishop (33 saves) for Tampa Bay…Series tied (1-1)
  • Flyers..Hire Dave Hakstol-UNorth Dakota as head coach
  • Detroit…Asks for Mike Babcock to make a decision on contract offer by Wednesday
  • Toronto..Maple Leafs interviewed Babcock at World Hockey Championships in Prague over weekend.

General

  • Indy 500…Officials meet on Monday discuss on-going concerns with aero dynamic packages after 3-Chevy cars flipped in practice..Questions about Chevy using smaller rear wings and smaller side pods…Honda has not had problems with air getting underneath car causing them to get airborne.
  • MLS…FC-LA-new expansion team-announces plans for $250M-open air Soccer Stadium on sight of LA Sports Arena-adjacent to Coliseum.

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